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separation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of separation

  1. 1 the act or process of a whole separating into two or more parts or pieces the separation of Norway and Sweden into two independent nations in 1905 Synonyms of separation bifurcation, breakup, cleavage, dissolution, disunion, division, fractionalization, fractionation, partition, schism, scission, split, sundering Words Related to separation breach, rupture; divorce, severance; decomposition, disassembly, dismemberment, segmentation, subdivision; atomization, dichotomization, polarization; diffusion, dispersal, dispersion, scattering; administration, apportionment, distribution; isolation, seclusion, segregation, sequestration Near Antonyms of separation assemblage, association; attachment, conjunction, connection, link, linkage, linkup; aggregation, combination, consolidation, fusion Antonyms of separation unification, union

  2. 2 the state of being kept distinct the separation of church and state is an important concept in the United States Synonyms of separation demarcation, discreteness, discrimination, distinction Words Related to separation differentiation; isolation, segregation Near Antonyms of separation blurring, confusion

  3. 3 a movement in different directions away from a common point a sudden separation of the herd of deer when they were startled Synonyms of separation bifurcation, divarication, divergency, divergenceWords Related to separation difference, disagreement, discrepancy, disparateness, disparity, dissidence, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctiveness, distinctness, diversity, unlikenessNear Antonyms of separation accord, agreement; likeness, similarityAntonyms of separation convergence

  4. 4 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge) the narrow separation between posts in the fence Synonyms of separation breach, break, discontinuity, gulf, hiatus, hole, interstice, interval, opening, rent, rift, gap, voidWords Related to separation chink, cleft, crack, cranny, crevice, fissure; notch, slit, slot, split; interspace, pore; abyss, aperture, cavity, chasm, gape, orifice; fracture, rupture, severance, sundering

  5. 5 the act or process of two or more persons going off in different directions friends who dreaded the inevitable separation after graduation Synonyms of separation farewell, leave-taking, partingWords Related to separation departure, egress, exit, exiting, exodus, going, leaving, quitting, running away; decamping, decampment, flight, withdrawal; abandonment, desertion, forsakingNear Antonyms of separation reunion; arrival, greeting, salutation, welcome; gathering, joining, meeting

  6. 6 something that divides, separates, or marks off a filing cabinet with lots of adjustable separations Synonyms of separation divider, partition, division, separatorWords Related to separation barrier, fence, wall; border, boundary, limit



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